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Accessory Type
Compatible Notebook: 12"-17" Notebook

Dimensions: 308(L) x 380(W) x 42(H) mm

Weight: 0.9 kg

Material: Plastic, Steel

Input Voltage: 5V (Connects with Notebook USB Port)

USB Ports: 1EA

- Size: 200 mm
- Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing
- RPM: 575 rpm
- Noise: 20 dBA

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Dong L.
  • 6/20/2014 3:52:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last long

Pros: Did what it's suppose to, it cooled my laptop which has overheating problems leading to shutdowns.

Cons: Broke within 2 weeks. The usb was receiving power when I plugged something else on top of the fan's usb plug, but the fan wasn't spinning.

Other Thoughts: I should've kept the original packaging. After two weeks, I thought I wouldn't have to return it. I bought a Zalman processor fan 10 years ago and that still works, but now, I will think twice about buying another fan from them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,

We sincerely apologize for the issue. Please contact our customer service e-mail or via toll free number 1-888-925-6266 for further assistance.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Zalman USA Customer Service

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  • Shannon M.
  • 5/30/2014 9:04:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool fan!

Pros: - The unit does what it suppose to do.
- Has a sturdy built.
- Very quite fan and hard to notice it's working!
- Has a perfect size.
- Reasonable price.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I am very happy with the purchases I have made from New Egg . It's always fast and the item is always what is described at the website. It took only three days to receive the merchandize in a perfect packaging!

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  • Jarrod O.
  • 5/22/2014 4:43:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice cooler.

Pros: Lightweight, durable, easy to use, USB pass-through plug, nice color.

Cons: Feet fall off after a few days, cheap adhesive used in construction. Easily fixed with hot glue or just left off, does not impede functionality.

Other Thoughts: Unlike most other units this one is closed on the bottom as far as the case is concerned. This means you can sit it on your lap without any sharp plastic edges digging into your legs. I bought this mainly so I can work and game with my laptop without burning my legs up. I'm using it with an ASUS K55N, temps have been brought down 1-3 degrees Celsius.

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  • Jason J.
  • 4/4/2014 8:00:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsZalman Technology for Laptops

Pros: All aluminum and very light laptop cooler. The fan works very well and it is constructed in a quality manner. This actually helps with my wife's HP Laptop which for some reason thinks it is a furnace heater even though it is running on a lower power than most any other laptop we have had. This is easy to clean as well especially when the little fan cable/wiring gets in the way and you think the bearing is going out in the fan.

Cons: No ability to change the angle to offer better comfort and control. The rubber non slip grips on the cooler came off and never really gave much grab. Try adding extra rubber anti slip material if able because you will want to.

Other Thoughts: This is quite the good buy and the price is a little higher than what I paid for it. It is quiet and will offer excellent cooling for your laptop.

It is a bit of a let down that you cannot change the angle of the pad and that the non-slip rubber pads come off easily and never really provide the protection you are looking for.

If you can overlook that then this is definitely in line with the Cooler Master line of notebook coolers.

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  • MARK W.
  • 2/2/2014 1:45:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooler

Pros: Fully covers the entire bottom of my 17" HP Pavillion.
Great construction, metal grill on laptop side, plastic on table side. Large fan, nearly 8" in diameter that is very quiet. Stays put on the table. Pass through USB power connection.

Cons: Skinny power wire from the USB power connector to the fan.

Other Thoughts: I really like this laptop cooler. I have never really "heard" it. My laptop fan is way louder than the whisper of noise this fan puts out. The fan is slow, quiet, and puts out enough cool air that I have NEVER had a shut down with it on. The little rubber feet on the bottom tend to come off after a while, not a big deal. I've lost two, but it still stays put fairly well. I plan to hot glue them back on some day. I have never yet had a problem with the power wire, but I swear I'm going to rip it off some day. I would really like to see a way to secure the laptop to the cooler, that would just make this thing over the top. I might try velcro at the corners. I love this cooler.

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  • Michael W.
  • 12/11/2013 1:23:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Keeps everything fairly cooler. Functions well. Not noisey.

Cons: could use some USB ports on the device.

Other Thoughts: Wasn't a bad deal when I bought this for my 17" laptop. Works like I had hoped, but the USB plug for fan power sticks out quite a bit. Wouldn't recommend plugging another device into that female port for chances of breaking the port.

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  • Seth C.
  • 9/26/2013 9:42:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood buy! 4/5

Pros: Pushes a good amount of air and stays near silent at the same time and not losing a usb port is a big plus.

Cons: Not too much of a con but it doesn't have a fan speed adjuster it doesn't NEED one but it would be a great touch.

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  • Tyler F.
  • 7/9/2013 6:52:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Great fan, nice aluminum contruction, solid build, and priced well.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The fan does an awesome job of pulling the hot air down and away from from ancient laptop. The exhaust does get blocked if I use it on my lap, but on a hard surface it's excellent.

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  • Don D.
  • 5/21/2013 12:13:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIts ok, Not Good, Not Bad

Pros: Good Build Quality, Solid Construction, Great Design, Not too heavy, Pass through USB cord, Feel good in lap too.

Cons: Fan speed is quite low. I can blow harder than this large fan. Everything else goes in vain, if it doesn't serve its primary purpose i.e. to cool down the laptop. Not sure if it will be any helpful with such a slow fan speed.

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  • John W.
  • 5/20/2013 9:24:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Totally quiet, easy to use, keeps computer nice and cool

Cons: A little small for my 17 inch

Other Thoughts: great for the price

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